02 6 / 2011
How do you know if a friendship is a good one? How can you look at a relationship and know if it’s working? The best measure of a good friendship is whether all parties can look at the relationship and know that it has made them better people.
Friends aren’t just there to joke around and have fun with, they’re also there to edify, teach, and inspire. If someone doesn’t attempt to teach his friends, and at the same time humbly learn from their thoughts and experiences, that person has missed the ultimate goal of friendship, a goal shared by spouses in marriage and indeed, all human relationships: to help the other person reach eternal happiness with God in heaven. But then, that’s the goal of everything, isn’t it? It’s a noble goal and certainly worthwhile. It’s a goal that anyone can honestly say they were proud to have attempted. It’s not goal for wimps, either. Heaven is not only man’s goal, but a man’s goal :) Anyway, in the end, it’s the only thing that anyone can possess forever: their soul.
We waste a lot of time protecting all our stuff, and in that we forget that our soul is our only “stuff” that we’re able to take into eternity.